The London School of Economics and the Orbit group developed a report on how housing associations and their tenants can invest in their communities together. The report was recently launched by Civil Society Minister Nick Hurd:
The top five community investment priorities identified were:
- youth activities, support and job access;
- employment and job training for adult residents;
- tackling crime and anti-social behaviour;
- welfare and money advice; and
- support and provision for older people and families.
Housing associations house one in ten people, many from poor backgrounds. They must invest in areas where they rent out homes otherwise communities, hit by the economic crisis, welfare reforms, and loss of support will face a triple whammy.
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